Understanding The “Gold Standard”

For most people who look to their future economic stability, investments are a very important asset that they spend years planning and creating. This is especially true for people who invest their money in a retirement plan for their future. But as most investors will tell you there are no iron clad guarantees in any investment. In fact, not even the dollar is a certain investment. While there are more financial safe guards today than during the Great Depression, there are still areas of concern regarding the stability of stocks, bonds and real estate. In years past most money in America was considered safe. If you had cash you could feel certain the money was supported by the United States Treasury Department. But the financial world has changed in the last 4 decades. Over the years the U.S. Money Reserve which used to have ample gold to back every dollar printed to ensure that the dollar held changed its policies. Previously every U.S. dollar printed had its worth backed up by gold the precious metal that has long held the strongest economic standard of value for thousands of years. This gold back up reserve was called the “gold standard”. Over time the United States economy grew at such a rate that it no longer had the ability and capacity to have a complete reserve of gold to match the amount of cash that filtered throughout the American economy. Today, while the United States Government does still hold a gold reserve, it does not match dollar for dollar the U.S. economic cash flow.

Since the market and economic collapse of 2008, people have become more apprehensive. For many investors there are still lingering concerns about varied investments. In fact, it really doesn’t matter if the investor has millions or hundreds to invest people today have concerns that there is a safe place they can invest that will offer them stability and longevity for their financial savings. Most people today have learned after the economic crash and recession of 2008 that the economy is a changing fluid financial world where there are no guarantees. This is certainly true with the changing economic times we are witnessing and is even more evident with so much global financial unrest. That is why it is very important to consider looking back at the “Gold Standard” for long term personal financial protections. Precious metal investments such as gold have long proven to be one of the safest places to keep savings funds.

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Get Involved in Everyday Activities Using Securus Video Visitation

Every parent wants to stay connected with his or her entire family. What about friends? I guess what am thinking is right. We both want to be together with our loved ones. However, some factors hinder the connection and even when we are needed. Let’s say you have a daughter who needs your help with her schoolwork yet she is miles away. What will you do? The exciting news is that Securus Technologies provides Video Visitation which makes all these possible. You can connect with your family, and be part of their everyday life.


The web-based visitation system allows family members and friends to stay connected. If you are a parent, you can catch up with your family’s day-to-day activities. You can review her project and coursework remotely and help her out. Despite the distance apart, an individual can still connect and contribute to the well-being of your spouse, your parents, friends, and relatives. Inmates need to maintain relationships with friends and family members, and this is exactly what Securus Video Visitation does. The technology makes it possible for more than one family member to participate in the remote visits.


Securus Technologies is a technological company that provides solutions in the area of civil and criminal justice aimed at improving public safety and modernizing the incarceration experience. The company provides simple but powerful technological solutions to its clients who include law enforcement and public safety agencies across the United States. Securus has hundreds of patents and a team of professionals comprised of engineers, designers, and technologists who provide innovative solutions to thousands of agencies, which rely on the company’s technology.


The company has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas and serves more than 1.2 million inmates throughout North America as well as over 3,400 agencies that deal with public safety, law enforcement, and corrections. Securus Technologies provides a wide range of services including emergency response, investigation, communication, inmate self-service, biometric analysis, public information, monitoring products and services, information management, and incident management.


In January 2016, the company expanded its leadership team by adding a senior sales executive whose responsibility is to ensure a high-tech, the software-based sales team is in place. This has since complemented the company’s expanded portfolio of more than 800 products available for the public safety and law enforcement sectors. Through its video services, Securus Technologies allows people to access their incarcerated loved ones conveniently.

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